Ansanm Means "Together"

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How Ansanm Came to Be

          Thinking back to our youth, our family remembers all the great times we shared at the dinner table while enjoying delicious Haitian comfort food cooked by our Mother. Ansanm, which means together in Haitian Creole, came from the desire to learn about our rich culture through food and have the ability to continue the tradition of passing down family recipes from each generation with the focus of honoring and preserving our rich past. During this process, we thought it would be great to have the opportunity to share a little bit of our culture with the surrounding community while learning how to prepare the food that we as children grew up eating.

          Since January of 2021 our family has been hosting pop up dining events and participating in tasting events throughout the granite state while showcasing a cuisine that has little representation. Ansanm quickly developed and evolved into a respectable dining option within the community and we as a family knew we had something very special to offer.

          The original concept was built on memories of connecting over a meal at home with the family and has since then grown to mean so much more. Ansanm is more than a food experience, it's a shared bond of culture, and family through the universal language of food. You will experience recipes that have lived in Haitian culture, but have been perfected by family technique using fresh ingredients. While dining with us, our guests will enjoy a unique experience filled with food, drinks, music and art representing Haitian folklore. Now that we will have a home right here in Milford NH, we look forward to the opportunity to introduce flavors and the relaxing vibes of the Caribbean that you might not have experienced before!

- Viaud Family

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Ansanm is brought to you by Chef Chris Viaud, owner and executive chef of Greenleaf in Milford, NH, and his family.